SWILLINGTON INGS BIRD GROUP

… All 2017 Sightings

Sightings for May

The long-staying Long-tailed Duck was last seen on 5th. A Spoonbill was present regularly 4th to 13th and on 22nd. Ospreys flew over on 1st and 2nd, with a few Hobbies from 4th. There were no particularly scarce waders, but a Grey Plover on six days, one or two Sanderlings on four days, up to four Ruffs on 14 days, three Bar-tailed Godwits from 2nd to 6th, one or two Black-tailed Godwits on only two days, Whimbrel on four days, one or two Greenshanks on six days, a Spotted Redshank on 4th, a Green Sandpiper on 20th and up to six Turnstones on five days.

There were up to four Mediterranean Gulls early in the month, with a Little Gull on 5th and one or two most days from 25th. There were up to three passage Black Terns on three days to 12th and a lingering bird from 27th, with up to seven Arctic Terns on seven days. A Tree Pipit was along a fenceline on the hillside on 5th, with a male Redstart in the same area on 10th. A Spotted Flycatcher in Temple Newsam woods on 14th May didn’t linger.

 
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Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mute Swan N X X X X              
Whooper Swan N X X X                
Bewick’s Swan N     X                
Bean Goose   N                    
Pink-footed Goose N X X X X              
White-fronted Goose N X X                  
Greylag Goose N X X X X              
Canada Goose N X X X X              
Barnacle Goose N X X X X              
SheIduck N X X X X              
Mandarin       N                
Wigeon N X X X X              
Gadwall N X X X X              
Teal N X X X X              
Mallard N X X X X              
Pintail N X X                  
Garganey       N X              
Shoveler N X X X X              
Pochard N X X X X              
Tufted Duck N X X X X              
Scaup N X X X                
Long-tailed Duck N X X X X              
Common Scoter     N                  
Goldeneye N X X X X              
Smew   N                    
Goosander N X X X X              
Red-legged Partridge N X X X X              
Grey Partridge N X X X X              
Pheasant N X X X X              
Cormorant N X X X X              
Bittern N X X X X              
Little Egret N X X X X              
Great White Egret N X X X                
Grey Heron N X X X X              
Spoonbill       N X              
Little Grebe N X X X X              
Great Crested Grebe N X X X X              
Black-necked Grebe N X X X X              
Red Kite N X X X X              
Marsh Harrier N X X X X              
Sparrowhawk N X X X X              
Buzzard N X X X X              
Osprey         N              
Water Rail N X   X X              
Moorhen N X X X X              
Coot N X X X X              
Avocet     N X X              
Oystercatcher N X X X X              
Golden Plover N X X   X              
Grey Plover     N   X              
Lapwing N X X X X              
Ringed Plover     N X X              
Little Ringed Plover     N X X              
Whimbrel       N X              
Curlew N X X X X              
Black-tailed Godwit N   X X X              
Bar-tailed Godwit       N X              
Turnstone       N X              
Knot     N                  
Ruff     N X X              
Sanderling         N              
Dunlin N X X X X              
Common Sandpiper       N X              
Green Sandpiper N X X X X              
Spotted Redshank         N              
Greenshank       N X              
Redshank N X X X X              
Jack Snipe N X                    
Woodcock N   X                  
Snipe N X X X X              
Black Tern       N X              
Sandwich Tern     N X                
Common Tern     N X X              
Arctic Tern       N X              
Kittiwake   N X X                
Black-headed Gull N X X X X              
Little Gull       N X              
Mediterranean Gull       N X              
Common Gull N X X X X              
Lesser Black-backed Gull N X X X X              
Herring Gull N X X X X              
Caspian Gull     N X                
Iceland Gull N X X                  
Glaucous Gull N   X X                
Great Black-backed Gull N X X X X              
Stock Dove N X X X X              
Wood Pigeon N X X X X              
Collared Dove N X X X X              
Cuckoo       N X              
Barn Owl N X X X X              
Little Owl N X X X X              
Tawny Owl N X X                  
Long-eared Owl N X X                  
Short-eared Owl N X X X X              
Swift       N X              
Kingfisher N X X X X              
Green Woodpecker N X X X X              
Great Spotted Woodpecker N X X X X              
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker     N X X              
Kestrel N X X X X              
Merlin     N                  
Hobby       N X              
Peregrine N X X X X              
Jay N X X X X              
Magpie N X X X X              
Jackdaw N X X X X              
Rook N X X X X              
Carrion Crow N X X X X              
Goldcrest N X X X X              
Blue Tit N X X X X              
Great Tit N X X X X              
Coal Tit N X X X X              
Willow Tit N X X X X              
Marsh Tit   N                    
Bearded Tit     N X X              
Skylark N X X X X              
Sand Martin     N X X              
Swallow     N X X              
House Martin       N X              
Cetti’s Warbler   N                    
Long-tailed Tit N X X X X              
Chiffchaff N X X X X              
Willow Warbler     N X X              
Blackcap     N X X              
Garden Warbler       N X              
Lesser Whitethroat       N X              
Whitethroat       N X              
Grasshopper Warbler       N X              
Sedge Warbler       N X              
Reed Warbler       N X              
Waxwing   N X                  
Nuthatch N X X X X              
Treecreeper N X X X X              
Wren N X X X X              
Starling N X X X X              
Blackbird N X X X X              
Fieldfare N X X                  
Song Thrush N X X X X              
Redwing N X X                  
Mistle Thrush N X X X X              
Spotted Flycatcher         N              
Robin N X X X X              
Redstart         N              
Whinchat       N X              
Stonechat N X X                  
Wheatear     N X X              
Dunnock N X X X X              
House Sparrow N X X X X              
Tree Sparrow N X X X X              
Yellow Wagtail       N X              
Grey Wagtail N X X X X              
Pied Wagtail N X X X X              
Tree Pipit       N X              
Meadow Pipit N X X X X              
Rock Pipit     N                  
Water Pipit N X X X                
Brambling N   X                  
Chaffinch N X X X X              
Bullfinch N X X X X              
Greenfinch N X X X X              
Linnet N X X X X              
Lesser Redpoll N X X X X              
Goldfinch N X X X X              
Siskin N X X X X              
Yellowhammer N X X X X              
Reed Bunting N X X X X              
                         
Monthly total 111 112 129 139 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New birds (N) 111 6 19 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                         
Cumulative total for year 111 117 136 161 166 166 166 166 166 166 166 166
                         
Sub-species/races                        
Continental Cormorant X X X X                
White Wagtail     X X                
                         
Awaiting description/decision                        
Ring Ousel         X              
                         
Escapes                        
                         
                         
                         
New birds (N) 111 6 19 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New birds 2016 109 5 13 22 10 2 2 4 2 4 2 2
New birds 2015 106 4 14 32 6 0 2 4 3 4 1 0
New birds 2014 108 5 16 25 12 3 2 4 3 0 3 1
New birds 2013 114 5 7 32 6 1 2 2 4 6 3 0
New birds 2012 108 12 14 22 8 1 1 3 1 2 4 0
New birds 2011 112 4 9 29 12 0 1 1 6 3 1 0
New birds 2010 105 4 14 26 6 1 1 3 7 5 2 2
New birds 2009 103 7 10 30 10 1 2 1 2 0 0 1
New Birds 2008 102 11 7 28 7 1 0 3 3 1 4 1
                         
Cumulative total for year 111 117 136 161 166 166 166 166 166 166 166 166
Cumulative total 2016 109 114 127 149 159 161 163 167 169 173 175 177
Cumulative total 2015 106 110 124 156 162 162 164 168 171 175 176 176
Cumulative total 2014 108 113 129 154 166 169 171 175 178 178 181 182
Cumulative total 2013 114 119 126 158 164 165 167 169 173 179 182 182
Cumulative total 2012 108 120 134 156 164 165 166 169 170 172 176 176
Cumulative total 2011 112 116 125 154 166 166 167 171 177 180 181 181
Cumulative total 2010 105 109 123 149 155 156 157 160 167 172 174 176
Cumulative total 2009 103 110 120 150 160 161 163 164 166 166 166 167
Cumulative total 2008 102 113 120 148 155 156 156 159 162 163 167 168
                         

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